ET Awards 2017: Best Spokesperson!

Eurovision 2017 – This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote! Today, we resume the polls with the two categories focused on promo vids and spokepersons!

2017 will be the fifth year for Eurovision Times to organize a new contest (you can check 2013’s results here, the 2014’s ones here, the 2015’s ones here and the 2016’s ones here). As with the past few years, our blog hosts now two contests: TEKO which takes place before the contest and the “Eurovision Times Awards” after the contest. The principle of the ET Awards is simple, in each categories, the staff of this website will nominate a few entries per categories and open polls for the public to vote in them so we can reveal afterwards all the winners. The winners recieve an imaginary trophee, entitled the Fridas in hommage to Frida Boccara, the French Eurovision winner in 1969 with “Un jour, un enfant“.

The eleventh award is in the “Delegation” category and it’s “Best Promo Video”. Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 10 Israel
  • 6 France
  • 4 Netherlands
  • 4 United-Kingdom
  • 2 Australia
  • 1 Armenia
  • 1 Belarus
  • 1 Finland
  • 1 Georgia
  • 1 Latvia
  • 1 Norway
  • 1 Ukraine

However, it’s down to the staff of Eurovision Times to choose the official nominees. But it’s up to you to vote in our poll below which entry had the best spokeperson this year! You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • Australia‘s Lee Lin Chin (voted #24)
  • France‘s Élodie Gossuin (voted #15)
  • Israel‘s Ofer Nachshon (voted #5)
  • Netherlands‘ Douwe Bob (voted #29)
  • United-Kingdom‘s Katrina Leskanich (voted #39)

Rules: the polls will be open for a week. At the end of the week, an article will announce the winner of the category but not the detailed results. The full results will however be given to you once all polls are closed so that you don’t get influenced (we never know) in your following votes. Every IP gets only one vote, please do not cheat, do take in consideration to watch very carefully the votes before voting and do not vote necessarly for your favorite song but vote regarding to the category. Of course, it’s pointless to vote only for your own country unless you’re really certain it should win. May the best win!

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123 comments on “ET Awards 2017: Best Spokesperson!

  1. “Could we have 3 points on the turkey?” LOL

  2. Beautiful, beautiful:

  3. I read that Salvador made some comments on terrorism this time around.Speaking about the Manchester terrorist attack he said-quoting him-: I’d like us to experience a terrorist attack without any media coverage.They(the terrorists)get too much attention.I know it’s really hard for this to happen especially because of the social media.But it would be nice if there could be some kind of agreement on this.

    • Yes, he did. Basically, he argued in favour of that theory that blames the media for covering too much the attacks. In doing so, some people beleive that its what terrorists want. Salvador, said he would like to see what would happen if there was no media ultra coverage on those matters.

    • There was a similar argument in Greece in the early 90s when publishing the texts terrorist organisations were sending to the press after their attacks was briefly banned and some journalists and publishers had the chance to play the “martyr of free speech” role in front of the courts. He is right that a large part of what terrorists seek is publicity, on the other hand minimising coverage of such atrocious events risks creating a popular climate of more paranoia and suspicion. There is already a lot of criticism of coverage in the british media being too syrupy and consensus-oriented and avoiding the hard questions of why british citizens are radicalised and what can be done to stop it. Presumably because there is much less consensus about that, while lighting candles and singing songs offends no-one.

  4. ‘There is already a lot of criticism of coverage in the british media being too syrupy and consensus-oriented and avoiding the hard questions of why british citizens are radicalised and what can be done to stop it’


  5. All good nominations, although I’m a little sad Nika’s very free-spirited and lighthearted delivery of the Georgian 12 points wasn’t as appreciated ;)

    Anyway, these are five strong spokespeople, but Ofer really did steal the show this time, delivering the final goodbye from IBA with class and grace. Israel by a mile.

  6. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 33 recommendations for 8 countries in the first round and 118 votes were cashed in an […]

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